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Contrary to popular belief, Pandas don’t just eat bamboo, they also eat local search sites.  My post on Yellow Pages SEO in the Post-Panda World is now live on SEL.


 
 

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  • Jordan  April 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

    It’s definitely hitting all yellow pages sites hard. Perhaps they’ll re-evaluate their content now instead of dishing out millions of pages with listings.

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  • Carroll B. Merriman  April 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Between me and my husband we’ve had more problems than I can count but, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) they are.

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  • Chris Reilly  April 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Do you care to speculate about what this means for CityGrid? Do you think it will remain viable on its own without a lot of GOOG search traffic to rely upon?

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  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  April 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    One of the main strategies of CityGrid was to reduce CitySearch’s reliance on Google. That said I am sure a number of CG distribution partners got knocked down as a result of Panda but I would guess that overall they had just as many partner sites gain, so probably no change for them.

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  • Sevente Selman  May 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I keep hearing about this panda update. Interested to know more.

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  • Paul Gunter  May 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I agree with you Jordan. There are too many sites like Yell with countless pages without any focus on providing good quality content.
    This is a good example of big companies not future proofing their SEO.

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  • Steve  May 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Panda is certainly having an effect on hotel sites that are part of a chain. It’s not uncommon for content to be scraped and republished on many sites across the web.

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  • Dennis  May 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Panda Update also hit websites that doesn’t have dupe content.. I dont think the bot is able to determine which content is duplicate.. I have experienced it on one of my sites.. I already conceded that i will no t be able to make money on this site after a year of work so stop working on it. but after panda it on the top 3 position for a keyword “Buy” based with over a 100k monthly searches

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  • Sam Smith  May 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve been trying to get updated on the Panda update. Can you some explain what exactly happened? I know a lot of sites got hit hard but just trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks!

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  • Sean McCracken  August 5, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Panda update? Let everyone else.. I keep hearing about it.. But what does it have to do with SEO?

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  • Adam C  September 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I just really have not seen much of an effect personally from Panda. The only thing I have noticed is a few well built directories in my area have jumped in the serps a little.

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  • Clark Smith  February 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I haven’t really noticed any changes on Panda, I think it mainly has to do with websites that are using spam techniques to get links and are trying to eliminate those low quality links.

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